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video for your media project a free media oh god r.t. dot com. a day of bloody riots is a month long states of emergency declared in egypt four hundred twenty one people were killed nationwide after security forces deployed snipers and all the diggers to clear roads comes. and expects an apology military whistleblower bradley manning says he's sorry for the biggest leak in u.s. history sparking speculation he's being pressured to soften his stunts. on sitting on a goldmine no. federal reserve loses trost i mean mounting concerns that it no longer holds the amount of precious metals that it claims its.
new song russia under wrong the while this is see with me. thanks for joining us. egypt is locked in a stalemate in the state of emergency after a nationwide street battles which saw tear gas and gunfire four hundred and twenty one deaths and as many as three and a half thousand injured security forces swept through two protest camps full of supporters of the ousted president mohamed morsi will have to warn you some of the images you're about to see now are disturbing and these are just some of the victims of the deadly clashes between protesters and security forces but the muslim brotherhood claims the real number of casualties is much higher than official admitted authorities are now in forcing a curfew in cairo and several other provinces across the country the interim prime minister defended the military operation insisting his government is committed to
democracy but vice president mohamed el baradei resigned saying there should be a peaceful solution is both true and kyra. this morning egyptians seem to be getting on with their daily lives despite the fact that so yesterday so probably one of the most bloodiest days in egyptian modern history however we are expecting more protests as the day goes on and in particular funerals for the people who were killed yesterday across the nation in these very bloody clashes between supporters of ousted leader mohamed morsy and the security forces now the muslim brotherhood who are largely spearheading these these protests are saying they are not going to back down the bloodshed is really just adding to their defiance as they will push for morsy to be reinstated and the constitution many people are actually saying this is going to intensify the protests in the coming days as the protesters have now launched several friends and family members in these extremely bloody clashes and i was there yesterday on the scene in the way another city sit in the main
encampment for boise and it really was continuous gunfire from security forces firing on protesters both inside the come up with the news or anyone attempting to access them that night on the mission and gun shop automatic weapons as well as tear gas it's also sectarian violence across the country which exploded yesterday is impossible to mohamed morsi it's not the christians accusing them. the ouster so you've got a lot of bubbling tensions here in the capital with a very fractured government we expect a lot of violence on the horizon. and this all about twitter is keeping track of everything that's happening in cairo right. so these images apparently is confiscating guns and ammunition from one of the promo say sixteen comments that. is a spokesperson for the muslim brotherhood in the u.k. told us that security forces are to blame for all the violence signaling
a return to a military state. violence is on the union lot today and it's coming from the part of minutes he forces the violence and the killing has only been from one side trying or not trying to frame some of the peaceful protesters will not help because the number of casualties is actually striking the international community is all coked to one of the worst massacre in the modern history of egypt hundreds were killed in cold innocent peaceful egyptians who went out there calling for the democracy back where shoki protests have spread all over egypt what's happening now is much bigger than the muslim brotherhood is much bigger than the president morsi it's about egypt it's about free egypt it's about the democracy it's about the human rights in egypt we're saying that are turning over a military stake the turn of. emergency law which which has only been used to violate our human rights as free egyptians. and here's one of the shocking the
views which emerged out of the chaos in egypt you can see people running and then one of them allegedly a police officer shoots another man running alongside him there is a brotherhood as we've just heard says the government is responsible for all of the violence but there have been accusations of morsy supporters firing at police too. meanwhile turkey's president said the situation in egypt could worsen becoming similar to what's happening in syria a dollar goob doesn't think the country will return to democracy any time soon either let's now take a look at how egypt has been trying to achieve that elusive democratic change for the past two and a half a year is so president mubarak was forced to step down an early twenty eleven ending his nearly thirty years stronghold of power the country voted in
a parliament a year later but the results of that election were an old and declared unconstitutional they rooted in brotherhood's mohamed morsi then achieved a slim electoral victory to become the new president he granted himself sweeping new powers and try to push through an islamist type constitution last december and that caused huge public outrage which continued until morsi was finally ousted by the military early last month so the country's come full circle back to military control and a war correspondent erica margolis who's written extensively about the middle east says western powers aren't doing anything to help the situation which means the violence could get even worse. we are very close to the civil war in egypt not only in cairo but in that alexandria and down the nile that as we head into upper egypt the people get more militant there and it's historically in areas larger violent so
it's very worrisome what they've done is they've overthrown a one of the arab world's only democratically elected governments they've reimposed the reactionary group of security officers leaves bureaucrats judges they've taken over the media completely and all this is being financed with money from saudi arabia and kuwait and it's being allowed to happen because the western powers it turning a blind eye to what's going on they're saying tut tut tut it's not good but in fact they really haven't done anything substantial to stop this putsch egypt cannot live without foreign financial support it cannot feed its own people it has to put fifty percent of its food so that. it is either as that of a patron in the united states or with the gulf arabs of the gulf arabs are deathly afraid of a revolution by their people so of course they're helping the counter revolution in
egypt. because it's much more what's happening in egypt on our website and things how timeline of events and for us time the counts from people here on that sort of go you covered as. while you're browsing our website make sure you check out our egypt photo gallery and we've lined up you know the best pictures from the country's compas old autistic away. u.s. private bradley manning has apologized as a court hearing the whistleblower responsible for the biggest leak of classified data in american history said he never meant to cause a home to his country faces nineteen years in jail and is awaiting his sentence.
bradley manning talk of the stand he remained silent brought the trial but he did give a very brief statement and i think what he said during that statement shocked a lot of people he started off by apologizing he said quote sorry that i hurt the united states he said he has suffers from issues and there's no excuse for that he said i can't go back and change things i want to go forward i want to be a better person and it got to the point where it seemed like he was just leading to the judge pleading for his life he said to the judge i hope you can give me an opportunity to be a productive person and i say that these statements come as a shock because it was a very different bradley manning than the one we heard during the pretrial hearings where he said that he did what he did because he was trying to do the right thing and that he was a whistleblower. bradley manning is perhaps most famous for exposing this
and shows civilians being killed by u.s. troops in iraq and he's also a pons diplomatic cables and war logs which were published by we kill aids and his apology in court came as a surprise to many just several months ago there was some blood was actually chewed was different and he said quote i felt i had accomplished something that allowed me to have a clear conscience based upon what i had seen and what i had read about and knew was happening in both iraq and afghanistan every day we can link says that manning's apology was extracted by extreme force and that has simply run out of options and earlier we spoke to norman solomon who is spearheading at that station for bradley manning to be awarded his this year's nobel peace prize more than a hundred thousand people having already signed it the prize has been tarnished in recent years for instance to give the nobel peace prize to president barack obama
obama when he was in the midst of escalating the war in afghanistan the nobel peace prize needs bradley manning at this point much more than bradley manning needs the nobel peace prize and by that i mean no one can doubt the advocacy and the risk for peace that bradley manning has undertaken but there is serious doubt about the commitment by the norwegian nobel committee to peace on an independent basis in the form of awarding the nobel peace prize. still ahead for you this hour we'll tell you how china may make its currency a major wall player by pushing the financial blank line into the fold. black and white stop in such places are accused of racial bias and abuse of power over they told a single block people for random chance despite no evidence of wrongdoing that's
good it's good consents to. choose the opinions that degrade to. choose the stories that imply the. troops be sent off to. this is our see a welcome back the world is losing trust in the dollar as a safe haven a major blow came after germany has been disbanded demanded the reponse ration of a big chunk of its gold being held in the us because those aussies gain their check our ports some are concerned the assets of foreign nations and the federal reserve are not secure or even that. behind these walls is one of the most secretive organizations in the world the u.s. federal reserve where the try to audit them it's
a wall this place is impenetrable for bodies we years the u.s. federal reserve has been the place where many countries of the word a big chunk of their nations well as the countries weathered different waves of economic crises around the instability the federal reserve seems to them like a more or less secure place to keep their funds but are the funds really secure or are they been doing there has been speculation for a long time that the fed doesn't actually have much gold that he has either sold it all lent it out or used it as collateral for borrowings either way there are many claims that the gold that is being stored on behalf of many nations doesn't actually exist germany has recently decided to bring home all these gold with the federal reserve says that it's not possible that he would need until two thousand and twenty to be able to accomplish such a transfer germany then asked to visit the fed vaults to make sure that the gold is actually there but the fed first refused to permit germany to exempt examine its own gold then the germans apparently assisted in the fed did open only one of nine
rules but they were not permitted to either enter or touch the gold the german government has stored about half of its schools supply with the us federal reserve so they are understandably nervous this makes not only germans nervous of course u.s. financial institutions have a history of selling things that don't exist one example last year goldman sachs were proven to have been selling gold certificates to the public saying that they were backed by real gold in their vaults but the story leaked out that they in fact held no gold at all and were doing the so-called fractional reserve gold banking on the basis that few people would want to claim their gold at any one time and looking further back in history during world war two when the fed came to many countries in asia latin america and africa. and told them their gold holdings might not be safe because of the war and that they should permit the fed to take all of it to the u.s.
for safekeeping many countries have done that receiving said gold certificates in exchange but when they later tried to cash in those depicted and reclaim their gold they were told the certificates were fake that they contain spelling another mistakes so on and so forth and the fed still has all that gold the power of the u.s. federal reserve has grown dramatically especially since the one nine hundred seventy when the u.s. cut the link between dollar and and gold that allowed the u.s. dollar to be bought and sold freely on the market and with the u.s. dollar being the main reserve currency the u.s. has basically been able to tax the whole world in just the value of the country's holdings by printing more money now we see many countries trying to maneuver away from the u.s. dollar is the main reserve currency and we see many central banks increasing their own gold reserves and he seems after all these years the world decided they put too much power in this one building. china's gold consumption have skyrocketed by more
than hald this year and they've been buying up gold and not fueling full cost is preparing a revolution in the world's financial system the one of the speculation such as they drink could be holding up to ten thousand tons of yellow metal and the parity i would tend to the gold standard and that's the life thing out of the whole market as well geez venture capital show host katie peel being explained. savvy chinese buyers have been snapping it up because it's cheaper price means they currently consider a bar good also a feeling demand is a desire for physical assets instead of bonds or betting on foreign exchanges so here we go then these other countries are the world's largest gold reserve. although it's actually suspected that china has far more than these official figures suggest it may even have more than that of the us china is also the world's largest producer of gold and could soon become the biggest consumer pushing india
off the top spot in that department. so despite a rather dull here for gold china's recent surge in interest demonstrates the precious metals lost one of its sign. every dollar as the world could change back to the golden standard and if that happens china is most likely to be the big winner that's what james corbett ever so big corporate report news website told my colleague and reform if we start to see that u.s. dollar being chipped away as the global reserve the question is what will be around to replace it and one of the answers one of the possible answers could be a system like we used we saw in the wake of world war two we saw the bretton woods system of fixed exchange rates so it was a system that in some way you could say was backed up in some form by gold mostly gold that was held by the u.s. at the time and i think we could see similar type of system take take the place of
the current us dollar fear reserve system ok so let's assume that does happen what impact on the world's economy will have. well it would certainly put. a central bank like china which presumably has been adding furiously to its stockpile in recent years although we don't know the exact numbers on that but it would put a country like that in a relatively stronger position than other countries which have either not been adding quite as much or even been undermining some of their their their gold supplies so it would create a very different economic landscape the chinese owned state owned companies have been buying up so much of the mining infrastructure around the world for gold mining i think they are definitely had an upper hand in nancy in that game if it ever did come to that. and an awkward taste of all this waiting for you on our home . you know he makes you climb a us hospital to this show that has killed dozens of people by infecting dealt with people see with tainted needles the details of that is on our website.
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the tank near the green zone a highly fortified area housing the u.s. diplomatic mission for thought to have lost their lives while a bomb near a bus station claimed six small. the u.n. says its chemical weapons experts are ready for an imminent departure to syria this comes after assad's government gave its formal approval for the team to conduct an inquiry into the possible use of toxic weapons led by this wish a scientist a case they will conduct investigations of three sites and one of them is a sound near aleppo where the rebels are accused of using chemicals in the. german. again. they were on to angola merkel projects on wednesday of us traitors came out and rose as the chancellor launched her new election campaign michael's reputation has been seriously damaged by recent revelations that her
government has been spying on citizens for foreign agencies like the n.s.a. . moves on protesters gather in pakistan's eastern la whole amid rising tensions in the kashmir province supporters of a militant group demanded the new prime minister open a dialogue with india to prevent further one of those deadly attacks struck along the volatile border just as peace talks over the disputed land or set to reopen. racial injustice is still a nation britain figures show that black people are seven times more likely to be searched by police on the street while peter white people and most of time without any evidence. rest against accusations of intrusive stop and such discrimination. one morning while driving to work nathan was stopped by the police and asked to step out of his car aggressively showered like a small kind of person or car and useful of habeas so i said to him you know set
off in your own clothes that it was for cigarettes i don't kind of use a priest really was walking past me so i said you know to do us more like to us about everything and the reply was that he was going to check your car nathan says they grabbed his wrists at which point he started getting angry is only when i got to the police station what he told me is when he told me. to do fifteen or forty speeding yeah so what that's called do restrict search i don't you know it made sense experience is just one of numerous other stories of black and minority ethnic youths who feel they've been on fairly targeted or treated by police a sentiment that's fueled riots in the past. home secretary theresa may ordered the police watchdog to conduct its first ever study into the use of stop and searches and deemed wanted for were unlawful warning that black and minority ethnic groups were stopped more than white people janet hill's
a detective at the metropolitan police service says she's been stopped herself and more times than she's personally use the power on other people i've been stopped and searched in my time and again the way i do it is that whenever i've used that power it's always been about the tech the intelligence around stopping an individual not just because they just happen to be hanging on the street corner and have more than one million stop and searches recorded each year only about nine percent result in an arrest which the home secretary described as quote far too low for comfort many of the people we've spoken to don't have a problem in theory with the stop and search powers of the police but the problem arises in individual cases where people walk away feeling like on the receiving end of injustice and the repercussions these experiences may have it can have a very negative impact of his done in the wrong way and it can make people feel. he can make them feel to me and they can leave very serious mental emotional trauma if it's if they feel they've been abused which then creates resentment and the trust
and confidence that the police the community should have in the police is lost in response to a report by the independent police complaints commission which found that scotland yard is failing in the way it handles complaints of racism and discrimination the metropolitan police sent us this statement we determined to be less defensive in except when we're not performing as well as we should be it's powerful sharing the way we deal with complaints involving racism is letting down the public we need to understand more about what we're doing wrong as well as taking the best out of where we get it right i do realize that the police have a job to do but when you hear about nine times in one year you know. are you so angry. well you know when i when i think about going to do i do i do get angry but i try to keep i just try to get on with it really from you know treated unfairly again i can make sure i do take it all and to put my complaint and see
the i dream of becoming a famous ballerina. still with a crown him to cling to it's a. it's just right now i really want to dance the kind of twine and that cracker i laugh that's hard to watch. i've dreamed of being a prima ballerina since i was a child that i like to dance solo parts of course but i have no problem dancing in the core of the ballet i don't want other ballerinas to be jealous of me to the point of putting glass in my shoes they did that once to a dancer i want everything to be smooth.
getting in a good like yesterday nice towards the bar shoulders away from it raise your legs far as it will go you stay where you are with shoulder pointing backwards sharing your elbow feedback shave to fit backwards. while my free mother bringing her child to the academy believe she will be an accomplished delayed dancer you've raised your child and gone through all the trouble to hand her over but not my words at best she's going to dance in the back grove quarter ballet mothers once when they hear that eighty percent of the girls and out of there even though all of them dream of a crown and pink tutu just take all those rose colored spectacles pulls you see how graceful they are when they step but you should know that makes them very miserable because of the pain they suffer from the sekret feiss have to be made here.